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School Improvement Plan 2014-15
 
 
 
 

Lincoln Elementary School Improvement Plan

2014-2015

 

Rockingham County Schools’ Vision:

 

Rockingham County Schools will empower all students to compete globally.

 

Rockingham County Schools’ Mission:

 

Rockingham County Schools will provide a safe and dynamic globally competitive environment in which all students can reach their highest potential.

 

School Mission and Belief Statements

 

Lincoln Elementary School Vision Statement

Lincoln Elementary School’s vision is to provide students with quality instruction and to inspire lifelong learning by assuring a safe environment, utilizing technology, establishing a high level of conduct, promoting diversity, and encouraging parental and community involvement.

 

Lincoln Elementary School Mission Statement

Lincoln Elementary will provide an environment that will encourage all students to give respect, allow learning, think of others, observe safety and remember responsibility in order to become productive citizens and lifelong         learners.

 

Lincoln’s Theme

“No “Gator” Place to Learn”

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Leadership Team Members

2014-2015

 

School: Lincoln Elementary School

 

The following team members collaborated with school staff to develop the School Improvement Plan for our school (parents, faculty, and administrators must be included):

 

Name

Position or Role

Signature

Date

 

Linda W. Bass

Principal

 

 

 

Melissa Bailey

Instructional Coach

 

 

 

Kelly Hancock

Intervention Specialist/Title I Coordinator

 

 

 

Kathy Combs

Kindergarten Teacher

 

 

 

Deanna Gardner

First Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Karen Hodges

Second Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Lisa Haney

Third Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Karen Wright

Fourth Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Lauren Hill

Fifth Grade Teacher

 

 

 

Eleanor May

Media Specialist

 

 

Rhonda Jumper

Pre-k Teacher

 

 

 

Amanda Vernon

School Counselor

 

 

 

Kelly Self

EC Teacher

 

 

 

Heather Worley

Parent Representative

 

 

 

Heather Powell

Parent Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Improvement Plan Approval Form

 

Update presented to staff and approval information

 

Date of Presentation/Approval Vote  October 30, 2014    

 

Results of Approval Vote  53 out of 53 approved    

 

Principal’s Signature ____________________________________________

 

 

 

Approved by Superintendent

 

Date      

 

Superintendent Signature_________________________________________

 

 

 

 

Approved by Rockingham County Board of Education

 

Date      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Improvement Plan for 2014 -2015

 

 

NARRATIVE

 

Beginning of the year 2014-2015:

At the end of the 2013-2014 school year we lost one teaching position due to budget cuts. I moved a teacher assistant to the Art classroom. We have an Instructional Coach that will work closely with the teachers. We have an Intervention Specialist that will be working with our students that are in need of extra support in the classroom. She will also work with four 4th grade students that will need intense support through the Read to Achieve requirements. Our current enrollment is 310 students.  We have an EC/SC class that consists of six students in grades K through 4, one Head Start class, one Pre K class, two Kindergarten classes, two First grade classes, one First/Second grade combination, two Second grade classes, two Third grade classes, three Fourth grade classes and two Fifth grade classes. A six hour Media assistant is working as the Computer Lab teacher and Media assistant.  This year our fourth and fifth grade students rotate classes for different subjects. We have implemented IE (Intervention Enrichment) for Reading and Math in grades 2nd -5th, the 1st grade students will come on board in January 2015. IE time is from 8:15 am – 9:00 am Monday-Friday. All certified staff assists during IE time. We have two teacher assistants that serve as EC bus monitors in the morning or afternoon. We have four teacher assistants that drive our buses for the morning or afternoon route. We have four community drivers this year. We have a language interpreter to work with a hearing impaired student in the EC Self Contain class. We have a full time Music teacher at our school.  We have developed a schedule that provides a designated time for

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative cont.

 

guided reading and instructional time. All teachers have someone to assist them with guided reading or math each day. 

We anticipate Title I funds that will allow us to hire one or two tutors (beginning in January 2015) to work Monday-Thursday for approx. three to four hours a day. The tutors will work with our third - fifth grade students to assist with improving student achievement in Reading and Math.

The pre-k, kindergarten and first students have nooks to use in the classroom. The first graders will have some chrome books to use in their classroom. We have provided chrome books for students in grade 2 this school year. We have provided each student in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade with a chrome book in their classroom.  We have ordered eight chrome books; six will be paid for by PTA funds and two will be paid for by technology. At the present time we have 32 nooks and 201 chrome books.

The nooks and chrome books will help to broaden our student’s knowledge and improve student achievement in reading and math.  We plan to purchase more chrome books for our students in 1st and 2nd grade this school year.

Our main focus is on implementing the common core and essential standards this school year and filling the gaps between the standard course of study and current curriculum expectations. Teachers will continue to attend and participate in meetings, conferences and workshops sponsored by the school and district throughout the school year. Teachers will implement strategies and best teaching practices learned in different meetings and workshops to their colleagues on a regular basis throughout the school year during grade level and staff meetings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEA:  Rockingham County Schools                                                                                                                                 School:  Lincoln Elementary School

 

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SMART Goal:  To increase achievement in reading, math, and science by 5% (from 36% to 41% in all subjects as measured on grades 3-5 Performance Composite Scores) and on K-2 grade-level proficiency measures (math and reading benchmarks and mClass data)

 

Strategy

Professional Development

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Evaluation

Resources/Technology

Required Budgeted

Increase guided reading in each classroom to five days per week.

Classroom support to assist with chrome books and literacy activities during GR block

K-5 teachers, Principal,  Instructional Coach, Support Staff, ITS

Aug. 2014 –

June 2015

Teachers’ lesson plans, Reading 3D benchmarking and progress monitoring data, EOY reading assessments (EOG, RTA), walk-throughs

Guided reading leveled library, Scholastic News, Core Clicks and chrome books for literacy activities

Implement a school-wide IE (intervention and enrichment) time for grades K-5.

School-wide IE schedule,

CASA process for IE interventions

K-5 teachers, Principal, Instructional Coach, Intervention Specialist, Support Staff

Aug. 2014 –

June 2015

Teachers’ lesson plans, walk-throughs, CASA documentation of interventions

Instructional materials (math manipulatives, Fundations materials, GR leveled library, Chromebooks, Wixie and other web tools

K-5 teachers will use targeted resources for instructional planning and assessment.

SchoolNet training

K-5 teachers, district-level trainers, instruct. coach, intervention specialist

Sept. 2014 –

June 2015

Documentation of training

 

CASA documentation

SchoolNet system, NC DPI Math Wikispace, Discovery Science

Continue to use nooks for students in grades

Pre-k, K & 1st to increase student achievement (non-fiction text and educational activities).

Students in the 1st/2nd grade combination class will receive additional chromebooks.

School Staff  Development

IC, ITS, Teachers

Principal

August 2014 -

June 2015

Formative Data,

Benchmarks, EOY data

10-15 Chromebooks

Provide chrome books

(one-on-one) for students in grades 2-5

PLC Procedures

IC, ITS, Teachers

Principals

January 2015

Formative Data,

Benchmarks, EOY

data

201 chrome books

Teachers and RCS Technology Specialist will collaborate approx.. 30 days during the school year

Project Based
Learning PLC’s for each grade level

IC & ITS

Sept. 2014 –

June 2015

Completed PBL’s

Projects using instructional technology

 

Students will be offered tutoring to increase academic performance.

 

 

Principal

Nov 2014

June 2015

Student performance data

Tutoring Funds

 

 

 

 

Interim Update January 30, 2015:

What is the status of each strategy being used to attain this goal?  What initial results/data have been collected? What should be modified to meet goal by June 2015?

 

 

Final Update June 26, 2015:

What strategies have been successful? What data have collected? What strategies will need modification for the upcoming school year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Improvement Plan for 2014 - 2015

 

LEA:  Rockingham County Schools                                                                                                                                 School:  Lincoln Elementary

 

 

 

SMART Goal: By 2014-2015, Lincoln Elementary School will continue implementing PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Support initiative by decreasing overall office discipline reports by 10% (from 434 to 391 referrals) and continue with Secondary and Tertiary levels of interventions.

 

 

Strategy

Professional Development

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Evaluation

Resources/Technology

Required Budgeted

Implement PBIS in order to increase occurrences of positive behaviors in the school. This is year five for our school.

Continuation of Mentor Program

Student of the Week and Month

Staff Training of Module 1-3 for any new staff members. PBIS data and procedures.

Lincoln PBIS Team/All Staff Members

PBIS District Coach/PBIS Team

 

School Counselor

August 2014-June 2015

SET Evaluation

 

ODR Data Report

CI/CO Data

 

Secondary & Tertiary Data

Incentives to promote good behavior.

Implement PBIS in order to decrease bus referrals.

Recognize student riders of the Month

 Bus Check-In and Check-Out after 5 referrals.

Lincoln Staff Updated on universal expectations and PBIS training

PBIS Team/All Staff Members

August 2014-June 2015

SET Evaluation

Bus Contract

ODR Report

Incentives to promote good behavior.

Implement Secondary and Tertiary procedures for those students receiving between 2-5 discipline referrals.

Lincoln Staff

Training on Secondary and Tertiary interventions

PBIS Team

All Staff Members

August 2014- June 2015

SET Evaluation

ODR Report

Secondary and Tertiary Data

 

Implement Bullying Prevention Program

Staff Training

PBIS Team

All Staff Members

School Counselor

 

August 2014- June 2015

Bully Referrals ( Bully report slips and Online reports)

ODR Report

 

 

 

Interim Update January 30, 2015:

What is the status of each strategy being used to attain this goal?  What initial results/data have been collected? What should be modified to meet goal by June 2015?

 

 

Final Update June 26, 2015:

What strategies have been successful? What data have collected? What strategies will need modification for the upcoming school year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Improvement Plan for 2014 - 2015

LEA:  Rockingham County Schools                                                                                                                                 School:  Lincoln Elementary

 

SMART Goal: To provide a safe environment for the students and staff in the building. To implement a visitor tracking system – 100% of visitors will be monitored upon entering the school building.

 

Strategy

Professional Development

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Evaluation

Resources/Technology

Required Budgeted

All doors will be locked at 8:00 am until the close of the workday.

 

Entire staff –

Staff meetings

All employees of Lincoln School

Aug. 2014 –

June 2015

I dent-a-Kid computer data, student data

$20.00 general funds

Visitors to campus will ring doorbell to gain access to the school’s main office. A member of the office staff will open the door. Visitors will be escorted to the main office to obtain a visitor’s, volunteer or substitute badge

 

Entire staff -

Staff Meeting

Front office personnel

Aug 2014 -

June 2015

I dent-a-Kid

Computer data

Student Cards

$240.00

Title I Parent

Involvement Funds

Upon entrance to building all visitors must obtain a visitor’s pass before entering into the hallways.

All staff members will look for visitor’s passes through-out the building

Entire staff

Staff Meeting

All employees of Lincoln School

Aug, 2014

June 2015

I dent-a-Kid

Computer data

Student Cards

$75.00

Title I Parent

Involvement Funds

SRO Ryanna Crawford

Will patrol our school.

Provide training to the students

Entire Staff

Monthly Schedule

All employees of Lincoln School

Aug,-2014

June 2015

Computer Check-in

Sheriff’s Dept.

Provide Student ID signs for all car riders. ID must be displayed in parent’s car each afternoon (for pick-up)

Entire Staff

All staff –Lincoln

Aug. 2014

June 2015

 

Daily observation

$400.31 Title I funds

Principal will receive email notifications of sex offenders within the area.

 

Principal

Aug. 2014-

June 2015

Email

 

 

 

Interim Update January 30, 2015:

What is the status of each strategy being used to attain this goal?  What initial results/data have been collected? What should be modified to meet goal by June 2015?

 

 

Final Update June 26, 2015:

What strategies have been successful? What data have collected? What strategies will need modification for the upcoming school year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School-Based Management and Accountability Program

Summary of School-Based Waiver Requests for 2014-2015

 

LEA: Rockingham County Schools               School:   Lincoln Elementary                                    School Code:  790347         

 

 

Request for Waiver

Title of Waiver

 

1.      Describe the waivers you are requesting.

●       To accommodate the reduction in faculty due to budget cuts at the Local and State levels, we are requesting an exemption on class sizes in grades 4-12.

             

2.      Identify the law, regulation, or policy from which an exemption is requested.

●       115C-301.1- Allocation of teachers; class size

 

3.      State how the waiver will be used.

●       Due to reductions in Local and State Budget Allotments we would be unable to offer students required courses in all areas needed for graduation without the class size waiver.  This will also allow us to include students in higher level classes when only singletons can be offered.

 

4.      State how the waiver will promote achievement of performance goals.

●       Waiver of class size maximums will allow more effective scheduling where students are working on similar curriculum goals and objectives.  Students can be more readily assigned to appropriate grades and classes.

 

 

 

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        Principal’s Signature                                                                                                                                                           Date

 

 

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      Chair of School Improvement Team’s Signature                                                                                                           Date

 

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      Chair of School Improvement Team’s Signature                                                                                                           Date

 

 

District Approval: ___________________________________________ (date) 

 
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